Data Traces – summer 2022

We use this site to present brief reflections of the lectures, asking how they relate to this summer term’s theme Data Traces.

What are data, but traces? Traces of breathing life, of long-lost beings, of the smallest movement or of the largest universes. They are passages from phenomena, events or practices to reading, computing and interpretation. Data translate traces, they sort and infrastructure traces. And data generate their own traces. This term we’ll think about data as traces; traces that are inscribed into technology, translated and accumulated.